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Happy Saturday, Ya’ll!

Well, the mania has set in again… I am a crafting fool.    I love when I feel this way, but am always leary of the “crash”.. if you know what I mean!

First off, I want to share with you a *new* product (to me anyway!).   It is called In Stitch’z by Bazzill.   Like many papercrafters, my first love was cross stitch / embroidery.   I still own every DMC floss color known to mankind.   When I saw this product, I really flipped… so cool!    I can stitch on my cards without whipping out the clunky sewing machine that I have no idea how to use!

The concept of the project is just like embroidery.   You lay the pattern on your card and “punch” it with a needle (like paper piercing), then you stitch it with embroidery floss.   They (my LSS) had several different pattern packs and different color families of floss, but like I said, if you own any floss, you’re golden!

Here is my sample using this product:


The deets:

Stamps:   There She Goes’ Welcome Home (if you haven’t seen this set, check it out.. it is to die for!)

Colors:  Basic Black, GP White, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant

Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black, copics

Accessories: candy dots, In Stitch’z, ticket corner punch, designer label punch, circle punch, dimensionals, ribbon


~ IC162~    Friendship Blooms

Today’s IC was an interesting one.   First, I had a tough time getting inspired, initially.  I was scared.   The nature of the art we were given as inspiration is asian and I knew I needed to channel my inner minimalist.    Not so easy!

I chose my inspiration by color today.    Color inspires me alot.   I am always looking at nature, advertising, etc for great color combos.  I did my first piece last night and I was tired, so I think it shows a little.   I do love it, though!

Here is my first inspiration card:



Stamps:  Friendship Blooms by SU!

Colors: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, GP White (don’t you love this combo?!)

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, copics

Accessories: ribbon, candy dots, dimensionals, scissorrs, small scalloped circle


~IC~   Greetings Under Glass

Ok, now this one was FUN!   Last night I got a call from my aunt who works in the photo department at Wal*Mart.    They had these photo snowglobes on clearance for ……….. 80 cents!     She asked if there was anything I could do with them, and I said to bring them home and let me look at them…heck for 80 cents, it was worth a look!

I nearly peed myself when I saw them.  What a great idea!  You can change out the inside for whatever season we are in and have a constant decoration!   They are sooooooooo cute!!!

Here is my project:



Stamps:  Embrace Life (flower) by SU! and MFT sentiment

Colors:  Kiwi Kiss, GP white

Ink: Brilliance Graphite Black, copics, white gel pen

Accessories: black brads, ribbon, dimensionals, word window punch, circle punch

Ok, that is all for me for now..  but with this mania going on, I will likely be back! 🙂

TFL and have a blessed day!

9 Responses to “~ What’s New?~”

  1. on 10 Jan 2009 at 11:21Judy (StampingQueenJAR)

    Well, a-bless a-mah soul! I’m all shook up!!
    Wow!! Look at that little snowglobe!! Cute as can be!

    LOVE the colors on the stitched card – and seriously that looks so cool with the stitching. Never seen what you are talking about! My LSS doesn’t exist…..hahahaha! Only Hobby Lobby here — maybe they would have them!

    Love your IC card too! I had to look and look until I found one I could do — yours is awesome!

  2. on 10 Jan 2009 at 11:23Judy (StampingQueenJAR)

    Oh yeah — sorry about the song. DH has been singing it all week for a thing he is doing at the theater — and it fit with the snowglobe!! LOL

  3. on 10 Jan 2009 at 13:16marisa (whiterockmama)

    Cute idea with the snow globe! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me. Great job!

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  5. on 11 Jan 2009 at 00:59Morissa

    Love your creations! I bought the Bazzill stitching templates, but haven’t gotten to them yet. Beautiful results!

  6. on 11 Jan 2009 at 02:09carin

    just came across you on SCS and you said Loveland…I live here too so thought I’d say, “small world.” 🙂 You do nice work. I’ll be back!

  7. on 11 Jan 2009 at 08:14Jeanette

    Such fun projects. I recently found the Bazzill Stitches too and you can put beads on them. Use a smaller needle and seed beads look great! 🙂 I love your snow globe too. Great work!!!

  8. on 19 Jan 2009 at 19:12Becky

    I found your wonderful blog about a month ago I really enjoy it Try and read daily I’m a beginning stamper/card maker but i also like your spritual

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